Corporations would have the right to vote in municipal elections, under a bill introduced by a Montana state legislator.
The measure by Republican Rep. Steve Lavin (R-Kalispell) would grant a corporation that owns property within a district the right to vote there. A president, vice president, secretary, or another representative could cast the ballot on behalf of their company.
Liberal blog Think Progress said giving corporations the right to vote is "quite a step beyond what even this Supreme Court has embraced." In the controversial Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission case, the court ruled that corporations could make unlimited political contributions.
The Montana bill does contain some limits. Corporations would not be allowed to vote in school elections. It looks unlikely the bill will pass. It was tabled by a legislative committee.